Market turnover increased by 84.8% to USD 7.4m (KES 753.8m); the NSE 20 was down 0.4% (previously -0.3%) to 2,801.22 while the NASI was down 0.2% (previously -0.2%) to close at 145.21.
Foreign investor participation increased to 69.0%, compared to yesterday’s 46.1%, accounting for 51.2% of total buying and 86.7% of total selling to emerge as net sellers.
Safaricom was the top mover on the back of active foreign trading (net sellers), unchanged at KES 23.50, despite hitting a high of KES 24.00 during the session.
KenolKobil recorded the highest net foreign inflows, down 4.5% in today’s session to close at KES 18.05 – recording a decline for the third consecutive session.
WPP Scangroup was also among the top movers on the back of active foreign trading, down 2.1% in today’s session to close at KES 14.00.
Notably, NSE managed a rebound in today’s session, up 3.9% (previously -4.4%) to close at KES 14.55, although at relatively thin volumes.
Housing Finance was the best performing banking stock, up 3.6% in today’s session to close at KES 5.70.